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I’m politically incorrect, and if you don’t like it…Tough cookies!

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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of being told to keep my opinions to myself lest I offend someone, but at the same time, I must allow others to spout theirs willy-nilly with no repudiation.

You know the old saying, “It’s best to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re stupid, rather than opening it and prove them right.” It does have credence, but without a opposing argument…there is no dialogue.

Most times I think before I speak, and on the occasion what I say is rude beyond belief.

I do NOT support this current US administration in any way. I have been called a racist, Nazi and worst. I did not totally support the previous admin either and was called a liberal, Socialist and worst.

I see many of our representatives spout all sorts of crazy talk and it may…just may, get airplay. But their constituents continue to elect them. WOW! I am truly seeing the dumbing down of America.

I don’t necessarily condone homosexuality, but am of the mindset, whatever floats your boat…just don’t push it on me. These silly gay pride parades, when they dress, in my opinion, strangely, do more harm than good for your cause. If you look normal, you’ll be treated normal.

I have the same mindset in regards to religion. But Atheists keep trying to push their agenda at my expense. Trust me…y’all aren’t that smart. The more you push, the more freedoms you are actually taking away….from me. I don’t wander about proselytizing and don’t want to hear it from you either.

Unions have become the very thing that they once fought against. Just a bunch of thugs, not all as the private unions seem to be playing by the rules, but the major players: SEIU, AFL-CIO, etc, have all resorted to violence to push their agenda.

I could go on, but I think you get the point. Hate crimes…aren’t all crimes hateful?, Neighborhood associations that can tell you what to do with your own property, etc, etc.

Think for yourself, defend your view and standards. Not all will agree with you and that is how it should be. But being quiet just because you don’t want to offend somebody just makes you weaker and them stronger.

I think of myself as Humbly Arrogant, because I am willing to listen and learn, but if you present a talking point argument, you will get an earful.

If you don’t like what I’m saying….tough cookies.




posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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I think your last few lines sum up things well, except for maybe the tough cookies part.

It is one of the things that make this country great that we all can have differing opinions.
Civilized discourse and conversation are the best ways that we can all learn from each other. There is middle ground to be found with nearly every issue and those who cannot listen to another's opinion and consider it at least valid, though they disagree, are further polarizing our small world and adding fuel to the fire of hate.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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I had to write this after last night when I saw 4 Verizon workers attack a guy they thought was a "Scab."

The conversation went like this.

"You need to find work elsewhere buddy."

"I've been lookin' for a year and a half; I've got to feed my family."

"Well, then, you've brought this on yourself." And they attacked the guy.

Yep, it was that quick. I jumped in to break it up and the bouncer was there pretty quick as well. Blows were thrown and when the bartender announced that the police were on their way the Verizon guys got out of there.

The guy was there for a quick beer on his way home and got beat up because he’s responsible enough to care for his loved ones.

But the Verizon guys keep putting themselves out there as the victims, while doing stuff like this. I’m starting to think that we need to revive the Pinkertons.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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good for you, TDawgRex. while it may be desired by some that all dance on the fine line of PC language and sentiment, i'm old enough to recall when people spoke their minds, like it or not. and if they offended someone, too damn bad. at least they didn't sugar-coat their feelings, and you honestly knew where people were coming from.

i have a relative that is a go-along-to-get-along guy. it is sad to watch him feign support and understanding of whatever people throw his way, instead of hearing him state what he feels is right or wrong. he will get right in the thick of racial jokes or whatever is on the table at the moment, then later claim to be a completely different guy. it's sad to see someone go through life without a spine.

i appreciate tolerance and understanding as much as the next banana. but the PC censorship that has wafted across the country is another form of control and oppression. if someone is a bigot or racist, i'd rather know that up front. just as if someone is very sensitive to some topics, it's good to know that too.

people are who they are. i'm not waving a flag for haters, i just think honesty has its up side. the more people are forced by society to repress their true self, the more they have to live a lie. next thing you know you have an entire country full of politicians. i'd rather not have people speaking falsely, that's all.

change comes about slowly. with good parenting children may be raised to see and understand the world in an enlightened way. hopefully some mindsets will fade with time and people will get along more well. in the meantime, those of other generations can stand to serve as examples of their generation(s), and this too should be explained to children. just as books should not be pulled from the school and library shelves: parents and teachers should be allowed the time and freedom to explain how words, viewpoints and socially accepted mores change as mankind progresses. it does no one positive to stick their head in the sand.

i think this is another one of those subjects that fly right over the heads of those who would most benefit by knowing of them. parents who are ignorant or clueless to their own behavior that are raising children may pass their notions down just as it happened to them. for those that are already aware, the chain is broken, for the most part. it's the real extremists, the haters and the uneducated ignorant that may most benefit by a few good sit-down conversations. the chain will never be broken by those who do not know it exists.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 09:58 AM
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I wouldn't go quite that far. My wife is actually a union rep for teachers, who have since the debacles in Wisconsin and Idaho, now Michigan, etc. Have joined lawyers and murderers at the bottom of the heap.
I agree with you wholeheartedly that SOME unions have indeed mismanaged their position of being a collective voice for workplace issues. I've heard the horror stories.
And I've seen the other side of the situation as well with management issuing edicts like some Sumerian king.
It's not a black and white issue. But I would rather my wife and family not be tortured and harrassed like the poor man from your story because of what she does for a living.
It is a difficult situation we are all facing. Dissolving all unions I don't believe is the answer. Just because labor laws exist on the books now doesn't mean they cannot be changed to the workers detriment.

I think those Verizon people need to face assault charges and since this had to do with their workplace, be fired. It's a common misconception that you cannot fire a union employee. You can, in many cases however management does not follow due process and by not following it, cannot terminate an employee.

I know we will agree to disagree on this, but hey, that's what this is all about.

Cheers!




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